Wild Orchids is an art rock album released by Steve Hackett in 2006. It follows on from the success of the previous studio outings To Watch The Storms in 2003 and Metamorpheus in 2005. The album is released in three formats including a standard and special editions. There is also a Japanese edition with two extra tracks not included on the UK releases.
All songs written by Steve Hackett; except "Transylvanian Express" and "A Dark Night in Toytown" by Hackett, King, Glück; "Waters of the Wild" and "Down Street" by Hackett, King; "Set Your Compass" by S.Hackett, John Hackett; "Ego & Id" by J.Hackett, N.Clabburn; "Man in the Long Black Coat" by Bob Dylan
"A Dark Night In Toytown" and "Transylvanian Express" are based on the live track "If You Can't Find Heaven" from the To Watch The Storms 2004 European Tour. "Reconditioned Nightmare", based again from the 'To Watch The Storms' live set, is a new re-recording of the original track "Air Conditioned Nightmare" from Cured.
"Ego & Id" was originally featured on John Hackett's solo debut Checking Out of London which features Steve on guitars. The Wild Orchids version has Steve on deeper pitched vocals.
"The Man In The Long Black Coat" is a cover version of the song by Bob Dylan.
"Eruption" is a short cover version of the lengthy suite by Focus. (More precisely, the "Tommy" section)
This is the second Steve Hackett album to offer a limited edition EPK of the album (available on Camino Records website).
There are a series of mistakes on the sleeve to the album.